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Eddie Owada Interview

Date: July 5, 2008
Location: Denver, Colorado
Videographer: Kirk Peterson
Densho ID: ddr-manz-1-37
02:06:17
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Nisei male. Born December 22, 1925, in Tacoma, Washington. Grew up primarily on Vashon Island, Washington. Removed to the Pinedale Assembly Center and the Tule Lake concentration camp, Washington, later transferring to the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Drafted into the army and served with the Military Intelligence Service. Worked for the U.S. Forest Service and eventually settled in Denver, Colorado.
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Interview location: Denver, Colorado Family background: father's immigration to U.S. as a government photographer Segment 1 of 26 [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Denver, Colorado Father's prewar photography business Segment 2 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Denver, Colorado Mother's family background Segment 3 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Denver, Colorado Description of siblings Segment 4 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Denver, Colorado Childhood memories of going fishing while visiting grandparents Segment 5 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Denver, Colorado Attending Christian church as a child Segment 6 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Denver, Colorado Memories of childhood Segment 7 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Denver, Colorado Parents' separation, caring for younger brother Segment 8 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Denver, Colorado Moving around as father changed jobs Segment 9 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Denver, Colorado Childhood memories of Vashon Island, Washington Segment 10 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Denver, Colorado Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor: "It was a real shock to us" Segment 11 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Denver, Colorado Witnessing the arrest of father by FBI Segment 12 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Denver, Colorado Hearing rumors about impending mass removal Segment 13 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Denver, Colorado Vivid memories of the trip to Pinedale Assembly Center, California Segment 14 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Denver, Colorado Adjusting to life in an assembly center Segment 15 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Denver, Colorado Transferring to Tule Lake, finding work there Segment 16 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Denver, Colorado Moving to Minidoka, getting a job driving the camp's fire truck Segment 17 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Denver, Colorado Reuniting with father in camp Segment 18 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Denver, Colorado Receiving draft notice Segment 19 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Denver, Colorado Making friends in camp Segment 20 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Denver, Colorado Selected for the Military Intelligence Service, wanting combat duty Segment 21 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Denver, Colorado Reuniting with mother many years later Segment 22 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Denver, Colorado Feeling grateful for redress Segment 23 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Denver, Colorado Working for the U.S. Forest Service Segment 24 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Denver, Colorado Reflections Segment 25 of 26 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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